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11 success tips from small business leaders
Small Business Trends
Whether it's about how to use social media, getting through the early dark days of a startup, or about marketing your business, getting advice can help you succeed. The video below contains success tips from 11 business leaders.
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5 tips for building strong relationships with clients
Entrepreneur
Forming strong relationships in every area of life is an essential component to success. The relationships you've formed with various types of people in many different areas of your life can serve as a foundation for your creating strong ties with clients.
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7 tips to guide young entrepreneurs
Entrepreneur
The world needs new entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs create jobs, lift the standard of living, usher new technology into society and keep competition alive in the marketplace. Starting a business is difficult, and it's crucial that the next generation has as much ammunition as possible.
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6 best practices for sales and marketing alignment
Business 2 Community
There is irony in the fact that despite all the new social selling, collaboration, big data-based predictive sales analysis, target account-based marketing and cloud-based technologies, the pesky old issue of sales and marketing discord is alive and well. Prophesiers of new sales methodologies, coaching techniques and technology beware; the root cause is not in poor processes, lack of information or leadership — it is the persistent war between sales and marketing.
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Tips to responding to prospective clients
Statesman Journal
It's great to have potential customers come calling. But if you own a small business and have to prepare bids or proposals for prospects, you know these requests are often a two-edged sword. You're glad to have prospects come to you. After all, you can't make money without them. And customers have a right to know what work you'll do and how much you'll charge. But that means you have to spend time — and often money — creating a bid or proposal.
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7 tips for choosing a payroll service
Business News Daily
Every business, no matter how small, needs to process payroll, and deciding how you want to manage payroll is an important step. While some small business owners prefer to do their own payroll in-house, there are many benefits to using a payroll service. With so many options to choose from, however, finding the right one can be overwhelming.
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Smart tips for using your business data
FoxBusiness
The tech world is constantly buzzing about big data – but your small business doesn't need to be, according to one expert. Steve Weber, a professor at UC Berkeley's School of Information, says it doesn't make that much sense for small businesses to try to turn every customer interaction into data points for deep analysis.
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Why leaders should hand out compliments, not just criticism
By Christina Nava
Let's face it: No one wants to work under a leader who rebukes more than commends. After a while, it becomes exhausting. The purpose of any criticism in the workplace is to express disapproval. It is to indicate that the work someone has put in isn't as good as it could be. While this negative feedback is meant to bring about improvement in an employee, too much of it often produces damaging effects. As a leader, it's important to be aware that constant criticism has the power to affect an employee's self-esteem.
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Want to know how to get a billion visitors to your site?
Small Business Trends
Matthew Inman, once a Web designer and a developer, is now devoting his time to his true passion — creating humorous content on his site, The Oatmeal. His website has over a billion visitors a year. So how does he do it?
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Is there a future for instant coffee?
Smithsonian Magazine
In the past decade, the instant coffee market has actually expanded at rates of 7 to 10 percent a year, according to the Global Coffee Report; the International Coffee Organization projects a four percent global volume growth between 2012 and 2017.
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A novice steeps herself in iced brew at North American Tea Championship
The Seattle Times
A novice, representing the average consumer, judges iced tea at the competition, which draws entries from vending-machine regulars such as Snapple as well as smaller boutique brands such as Mellow Monk.
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Hilo Coffee Mill on the market for $1.5 million
West Hawaii Today
There's a business opportunity brewing for those who enjoy the daily grind. Hilo Coffee Mill is up for sale. Hilo Brokers has the 23.86-acre property in Kurtistown — complete with coffee farm, roasting facilities, certified kitchen, cafe and espresso bar, and retail shop with freshly roasted beans, all along one of the state's busiest highways — listed at $1.495 million.
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Teas for the seasons and every taste at DavidsTeas
The Boston Globe
"We treat tea like fashion," says DavidsTea cofounder David Segal. "We change it up seasonally." Segal's goal in this Montreal-based company is to make tea more accessible. That might mean having a Tea Pop, a cold, more concentrated tea drink served with sparkling, instead of still, water. Knowledgeable staff encourages sniffing and sampling (ask about the garden-to-cup program as well as nose-to-cup transfer).
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Tips for the best iced tea — including tea ice cubes
The Los Angeles Times
Summer is for iced tea. In fact, Steve Schwartz says 85% of all the tea sold in the U.S. is served that way. He's been experimenting with making iced tea cubes to chill down the tea. That way your tea isn't diluted as the cubes melt. Steep one teaspoon of tea in one cup of hot water (206 degrees) for three to five minutes. Pour into an ice cube tray and freeze.
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These instant coffee cubes are the coolest
FOODBEAST
In 2013, Natalia and Allen of Jiva Coffee had their Jiva Coffee Cubes Kickstarter project successfully funded, changing the way coffee fans can caffeinate on-the-go. Recently, they launched another campaign to expand their java offerings to include even more delicious flavors — green tea and lemonade.
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When green tea is a bad thing
Shape Magazine
Green tea has been linked to benefit after benefit after benefit, but new guidelines say — as with many things — more is not necessarily better. The American College of Gastroenterology released new recommendations about green tea extract, a common ingredient in weight-loss pills, saying it can be toxic and cause liver failure.
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Starbucks to raise prices for packaged coffee, other products
The Wall Street Journal
Starbucks Corp. said it plans to raise prices for certain packaged coffee and other products, following other big java makers in responding to a jump in raw coffee costs earlier this year that is now making its way to consumer wallets. Starting June 24, some beverages in Starbucks  U.S. company-operated stores will increase by between five cents and 20 cents. A 20-ounce, venti-sized cup of brewed coffee, for example, will cost $2.35, an increase of either 10 cents or 15 cents, depending on the market.
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Use coffee grounds to get rid of ants
lifehacker
When you're plagued by ants, it feels natural to reach for the insect spray. But if you want to be a little kinder, there are some natural alternatives that also do the job. eHow suggests that your daily coffee can be used to ward off crawling pests. It's not just a natural solution, it's also cheap.

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5 ways to create a successful culture
The Tennessean
Tom Black writes: For the past five years I have been working with other companies to help them improve their sales results. We always talk about a "sales culture." So, I would like to share my observations with you about what makes a great sales culture.

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Selling confidence: How optimism can bolster your sales team
BusinessNewsDaily
Sales is like acting: You may have something great to offer, but no matter how hard you try, some people just aren't going to like it. Just as actors don't nail every audition, a salesperson won't close every deal or chase down every lead. Dealing with this kind of rejection day after day can really wear your sales team down — if they don't have the right mindset. Inspiring optimism in your sales team isn't always easy, but you can do it with the right techniques.

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Why implement a sustainability initiative?
By Ryan Moosman
A growing ecological awareness is beginning to emerge as we find that conventional methods of interacting with the environment and using natural resources has consequences that threaten our quality of life and the well-being of future generations. We realize that we cannot use the Earth as we have in the past. Ecosystem services — those natural systems that clean our air and water, provide flood control and enrich soils and offer wild food sources and pollination — are invaluable and irreplaceable.
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Retailers play increased role in moving markets away from toxic chemicals
Triple Pundit
Public awareness about toxic chemicals in consumer products and food has grown exponentially over the last decade. Major companies have taken action on removing individual toxic chemicals from their products, and food companies and fast-food chains like Panera Bread are moving away from questionable food additives.
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Make sustainability count for your small business
Dynamic Business
 Limited by precious time and money, is sustainability merely a distraction for small and medium enterprises? Only large enterprises can have an impact, right? Wrong. SMEs comprise more than 95 percent of all businesses in Australia; suffice to say, collectively SMEs are of monumental importance to local and global communities and environmental impact. Here are some tips to help you ensure your sustainability strategies have positive impact, all the while adding business value now and into the future.
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Lessons learned: 3 businesses' exciting eco-friendly initiatives
Business 2 Community
Let's face it: In this day and age, businesses are no longer able to play the "ignorance is bliss" card when it comes to the topic of climate change. Over the past decade, many have stepped up their green game, recognizing that environmental responsibility is more than just a hot trend — it's here to stay.
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How to make sustainable, green habits second nature
The Guardian
If you're reading this article, you're probably motivated to behave in environment-friendly, sustainable ways. Unfortunately, wanting to do the right thing isn't always enough. Here's a typical example of the problem: Knowing the environmental costs associated with disposable plastic bags, I keep several reusable bags in my car. It's not difficult to use them, it involves little or no expense, and at some stores it can even earn a small rebate. Yet at the end of a long day at work, rushing into the grocery between my office and a quick stop at home before a round of evening activities, they're forgotten, abandoned in the trunk or back seat, out of sight and mind until I reach the checkout stand.
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